For the computer geeks like myself who are interested in Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate, I wanted to list some of the great technical features here as an addendum to my original review. I was given this software for free in exchange for my opinion and review, but please understand that my words here are 100% my own. (For more information on our disclosure policy, please see the tab marked 'Let me disclose to you' at the top of this page.
First off, let me say that I was genuinely impressed by the different
utilities of this program. My only real disappointment was that it lacked transitions
in video editing, however, this isn't what the program specifically is for. Though I must add that for what video editing options it does have (cropping, gray-scaling, start/stop timing selection, etc.), it's quite good when you consider that this isn't the prime function of the software.
While the type of CPU and hard drive account for a large percentage of determining the speed when
converting videos, the software does make a noticeable difference. When
compared to other similar programs I have used in the past, Wondershare comes
out on top in terms of reliability, ease of use, and its speed of conversion. My
personal desktop, for which I used the program on, is equipped with a i5-3570k CPU,
8GB of DDR3 memory at 1600, x2 GTX 560 ti 1GB on SLI, and a 256GB OCZ Vertex 4
SSD running Windows 7 Ultimate. Having a quad-core or higher CPU will
definitely decrease the time of video conversion, especially if it is a CPU
with its own video processor (such as any 3rd or 4th generation Intel processor
or AMD APU processor). Although such specs aren't necessary, as the system
minimum requirements are as follows:
Supported OS: Windows NT4/2000/2003/XP/Vista/7, and Windows 8
Processor: >750MHz Intel or AMD CPU
Free Hard Disk Space: 100 MB or more
Memory: 256 MB or above
Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
1GHz Intel processor or above;
At least 512M physical RAM
Now to get down to the bit more of detail I mentioned before, this converter
program has a lot of options. The following output video formats are available
for conversion (And their HD version if available):
.mp4 (HD version available)
.avi (HD version available)
.wmv (HD version available)
.mov (HD version available)
.mkv (HD version available)
.mpg (HD only)
.ts (HD only)
.trp (HD only)
The picture examples in my original posting of this product were the results of
converting a 720x480 video with an audio bit rate of 256kbps (2 channel stereo)
to a high quality H.264 container
1920x1080 video with an audio bit rate of 320kbps (6 channel surround). The
results, as you saw, were elimination of ghosting and some blurred pixels. The
best all-around container you can use at the time of this writing is H.264 mp4.
Additionally, this program offers a way to convert audio files as well as converting video files to audio files. This means turning that favorite movie clip into a soundbite or that iTunes song into a universal mp3 format. The following output audio formats are available for conversion:
Before I wrap up the last part of this review, I do want to mention this software has no bloatware and no background processes. Its drain on your computer's resources are minimal until you begin a conversion process. However, as I mentioned before, how well your computer performs during that task depends on the hardware in it.
To see my overall review along with the pictures of the software in action, please click here.
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